>Would this not be true? or am I missing something here? Has
>such a thing? or do I need to employ another separate power
supply for the
>Icom 2 meter base?
Get a separate power supply for the 2-meter radio; they're cheap!
Why put your Omni VI at unnecessary risk!!
>Finally, one last question.. may I use the remote 13.8vdc jack
on the back
>of the Omni to power a muffin fan for the fines on the power
>like this is a no-brainer, cuz if it dips in voltage during
>won't matter, the fan will just slow down slightly... who cares?
Yes. Run the fan...in fact run a couple of fans. I have two
fans on the shelf above the radio blowing down on the radio's
heatsink...some of the air also comes forward to refresh the
operator (me!). Electronics (especially high-wattage
electronics) loves cool!
An acquaintance of mine had his Omni VI crater during Field Day.
I suspect it was because he had no fans on the heat sink--it was
about 95 degrees F that day and not much of a breeze..
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